OK I'll start with a discussion question. The book opens with the first chapter of the book "The True History of the Mud Man." Do you think the Mud Man is a person, an animal, or a monster? Is the Mud Man ficitional or real, fairy tale or biography? Do you think the story of the Mud Man is going to be explained later in the book? Who do you think the young girl in the window is supposed to be? Percy? Saffy? Juniper?
Don't answer if you've finished and know the real answer!